The Jacksonville Jaguars worked the weekend midnight oil to bring Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert onto the team and offload tight end Julius Thomas.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, the Jaguars have agreed to terms with Albert and the only thing left is for the Dolphins to agree to terms with Thomas.
More on the Branden Albert-Julius Thomas trade: Thomas may accept a small haircut on his '17 salary, while Albert may get his deal sweetened— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 20, 2017
With the Jaguars reportedly “sweetening” their deal with Albert, it makes sense why their side would be done and waiting for the Dolphins, who are reportedly trying to convince Thomas that a pay cut — no matter how slight — is what needs to happen to make this deal happen.
Ultimately, it’s in the best interest for the Jaguars to see this trade through. They’re getting the better side of the deal with Albert as a marginally better tackle than Kelvin Beachum and arguably better than any guard who started games last year.